Juventus to halt setbacks

Juventus to halt setbacks

Juventus meets with Sporting Lisbon with hopes of ending their misfortunes in their campaign, when they meet for the first leg of their Europa League quarter-finals. These two teams qualified for the quarter-finals of Europa League in a completely different way. Juventus entered the quarter-finals with a solid 2-0 performance against Freiburg. That win gives them a 3-0 win on aggregate, giving them a qualification for the next round. Sporting on the other hand had a tougher path for qualification. Both the first and second leg of their Round-of-16 against Arsenal ended in draw, which made them win through a shootout. This meeting will be on April 14, 2023, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8), with Juventus as hosts.

These two teams does not have much interaction against each other, only have two matches across all competitions. From those two matches, the visitors are actually winless against against the hosts, who won once, while the reaming ended in draw. Moreover, the hosts have won their last three matches in Europe, where they can gain confidence from. This is their best record in the European stage since their 2016-17 campaign in the Champions League. Meanwhile, the visitors are winless in their last 15 away games against an Italian opponent. However, in their last six away games, they only had one loss, a record they aim to retain in this important match.


Europa League: Juventus
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Juventus is currently at the seventh of the Serie A league table due to their misfortunes this season. In fact, they have been battling with inconsistencies so far, the main reason why they cannot climb up to the league table. Fortunately for them, they are coming in this match with confidence, after dominating their Round-of-16 series. However, they are from a 2-1 defeat against Lazio in the Serie A, as they now aim to bounce back from that loss. Fortunately, this squad have shown signs of improvement, but they still need to address their issues. They can rely on Angel Di Maria, who have been stepping-up big time for his squad. He now aims to add goals from his tally in this match, and lead his squad to victory here.

Juventus are lucky as Moise Kean, and Mattia De Sciglio are both returning in this match, in-time for this crucial game. However, Paul Pogba, and Leandro Paredes remain to be sidelined ion this match.

Sporting Lisbon

Europa League: Sporting Lisbon

Sporting on the other hand is at the fourth of the Primeira Liga league table, and are almost identical to their opponents. They have not been in their best this season, which is why they cannot climb to the top two of the league table. Fortunately, they are in a good momentum coming into this game. They won their last match against Casa Pia in an important 4-3 win, and are now looking for the same result in this match. Moreover, Sporting is a team capable of winning against their opponents. However, their problem is the fact that they are doing well in Europe, when going against an Italian team. If they want to take an early advantage in this match, they need to address this issue.

As they are still on the process of recovery from their muscular injuries, Jovan Cabral, and Pulinho are both unavailable in this match. Manuel Ugarte on the other hand is also unavailable due to his suspension.


Juventus (1.0)
Odds: -0.92

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